If you are an Indian citizen, it can get really difficult to remember what a spine looked like on a journalist/ news anchor.
Which is why, we have brought to you this video from new Zealand, where anchor Tova O' Brien takes down Jami-Lee Ross, a politician whose party had been spreading misinformation about COVID-19.
When Ross tries to divert from her questions, she shoots back again. She calls him out for creating mass hysteria during a pandemic.
And when he tries again to lie on her show, she shuts him down! Just like that.
The final nail in the coffin, however, comes when she tells him that his career is over and this was the last time he would be invited to their show!
Wow, as good as New Zealand's healthcare is, I doubt any doctor would be able to treat those burns. Even Twitter's like 'Repect'!
"Do you want to have another crack at answering that?"— Caroline Chen (@CarolineYLChen) October 19, 2020
excellent question for all journalists to keep in their back pocket for evasive interviewees. https://t.co/haZak2srbi
Tova O'Brien: hey, do u guys wanna see a dead body? https://t.co/Kf9pttAtgP— James Roque (@jamesroque) October 18, 2020
So refreshing to hear a reporter stay on a topic and basically say, “Don’t bullshit me!”— Amish PornStar™ (@AmishPornStar1) October 20, 2020
But here in America, we now have media dedicated to the bullshit.
New Zealand news anchor Tova O'Brien shows the world how to handle fake news peddlers - Upworthy https://t.co/Pjt9mNAIoe
My new hero, WOW! America’s news journalists and cable pundits should take note on this master class in responsible interviewing. I wish she worked here. https://t.co/Pg6fh4CaaM— Drumpf Exposer (@ScottBarrett9) October 19, 2020
Once again, New Zealand shows us all how it’s done. https://t.co/ZIzW4h4Sav— Rove McManus (@Rove) October 19, 2020
Can we have her interview all male politicians everywhere please? https://t.co/iSQrdjEp2m— Vidya (@VidyaKrishnan) October 18, 2020
Imagine if the smirking, QAnon/“plandemic”/alt-right RNC lampreys who attached themselves to Trump’s chin-wattle got these questions from @TovaOBrien. You don’t get to wriggle away and have a cushy post-career. “We’re probably never having you on again so here’s your chance.” 💯 https://t.co/Ew4fBqQiZs— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 18, 2020
After watching this live interview by New Zealand journo @TovaOBrien, I look forward to my next opportunity to tell a public official, "I don't want to hear any of that rubbish." https://t.co/VHg8GDrnnt— Anne Barnard (@ABarnardNYT) October 19, 2020
You can watch the whole interview here:
This is kind of amazing— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 18, 2020
Well, if I seem too impressed by what a decent journalist should do anyway, it's because, we don't have a lot of those here.